The Harlequin is a Russian Kurtz follower who was given his name for his amazing clothes made with patches of different colors. That was Marlow who gave him such name. Harlequin is pictured as a clown in the strange motley dress and is served as a court jester for his instructor. The boy should be frightened of the leader as he was always threatened by him to be killed. However, Harlequin only praises him and is excited with his wisdom and charisma. He is convinced in Kurtz’s rightness, finds his voice shocking and fascinating. As it is stated, the Harlequin’s mind is enlarged by Kurtz.
The Harlequin in the Essays